Governor Palin: America Deserves Libya Explanation;Updated

Governor Palin posted the following Facebook note this morning:

Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, “Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter.” But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the order or your statements. Between you and your advisers the public has been given so many conflicting statements on why we’re intervening in Libya that I apologize if I can’t keep up with the timing and rationale of your murky foreign policy positions.)

At this point, to avoid further mission creep and involvement in a third war – one we certainly can’t afford – you need to step up and justify our Libyan involvement, or Americans are going to demand you pull out. Simply put, what are we doing there? You’ve put us in a strategic no man’s land. If Gaddafi’s got to go, then tell NATO our continued participation hinges on this: We strike hard and Gaddafi will be gone. If, as you and your spokesmen suggest, we’re not to tell Libya what to do when it comes to that country’s leadership, and if you can’t explain to Americans why we’re willing to protect Libyan resources and civilians but not Syria’s, Yemen’s, Bahrain’s, Egypt’s, Israel’s, etc., then there is no justification for U.S. human and fiscal resources to be spent.

I would also ask you to better explain your thinking on Libya. We can’t afford any actions that don’t take care of crucial U.S. needs and meet our own interests at this point. You are the Commander in Chief, so please explain what you believe is our “interest” there and not elsewhere.

Mr. President, your hesitation and vacillation in the Middle East breed uncertainty. It’s symptomatic of the puzzling way you govern. See, uncertainty is one of the factors over which you have control, and I would think you’d want to eliminate that additional element that helps breed problems like higher oil prices. Higher oil means exorbitant gas prices weighing down our economy. Consistency and strength – and greater domestic energy production – will help fix higher gas prices and help heal the economy. But only with leadership. These sorts of problems don’t fix themselves.

It’s unbelievable to me that you spent last week in campaign mode, gallivanting around the country to start raising the billion dollars for your reelection bid that is still 19 months away “while Rome burns.” Our economy is in the tank; jobs are as scarce as ever; you’re asking Congress to let you incur even more unsustainable, immoral, freedom-stealing government debt; and many of our brave men and women in uniform are shaking their heads in disbelief over your befuddled military directions. Yet instead of working with Congress and a wise multitude of advisers to fix some problems, you choose all this campaigning, already? As was recently asked: When do you ever just “roll up your sleeves, unplug the teleprompter” and do the job of governing and administrating for which voters hired you?

I know, I know, granted you will be even busier very soon. After all, golf season kicks into high gear shortly. NBA and NHL brackets await. Summer vacations and that all-consuming campaign whistle stop tour will no doubt slam you. But I would ask, while the rest of us are also busy working, saving, planning ahead, fighting to protect our Constitution, and trying to keep up with where and why you’re spending our Department of Defense funds – I’d ask that you find time to tell Americans the truth about the state of our union and what you are doing to find solutions to our challenges. Please start with explaining Libya.

– Sarah Palin

Updated: You can also find this post on Governor Palin’s SarahPAC page.

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  • Sabers WarDogs

    Yes we of the Military are asking those questions Sarah, as usual you have hit the nail on the head. Sarah we are waiting for you to command your troops!

    • gcml

      My husband too, who is a veteran asking those questions Sarah?

  • RichardNC

    Boom! Taste My Nightstick.

    Awesome smackdown by Governor Palin!!

    • Pete Petretich

      If the big zero keeps screwing up like this he might just hand her the election. I’m not betting on that, but it could very well happen.

    • sc4GOP

      Every single one of us who is on Facebook needs to post this on our page like I just did. Copy/paste the link on your page. This one is good.

  • Mary Beth House

    "I know, I know, granted you will be even busier very soon. After all, golf season kicks into high gear shortly. NBA and NHL brackets await. Summer vacations and that all-consuming campaign whistle stop tour will no doubt slam you. "


    • Jasmine Clark

      that was so good. she’s so mad.

    • Pete Petretich

      Is there a photo galery out there which catalogs all the White House parties from the past two years? If so, is there a price tag attached to each one?

      Maybe we could put this together ourselves from the White House homepage and other public records. FOIA request, anyone?

  • susiepuma

    WOW – wonder which media hack will be first to bring this up?????

    Bueller Bueller Bueller????

  • technopeasant

    Sarah Palin did get one thing wrong. Obama does NOT like hockey.

    • Terry Malpass

      LSM Headline: "Palin Lies About Obama: Claims he spends time on sports like Hockey and facts show he never has!"

      or something like that. (I know, I’m lame)

    • Patrocles

      Exactly. Hockey is such a whitebread sport. Have you noticed that there are only white people in the NHL? Therefore anyone who plays, watches, or likes Hockey is a RAAACISST!

      -Left-wing logic

      • Carmelo Junior

        Don’t blame Obama. This Caribu Barby does not understands that Obama inherited a mess. be patient with our Black president.

    • Pete Petretich

      Uh-oh, don’t let T-paws hear about that one. He might stop smiling like a goofball.

    • ReneePA

      I don’t think that many hockey fans like him. Also, hockey players are not allowed to act ghetto. They have different standards.

    • Guest

      It’s too white for him to like it.

  • Republican2679

    This was such a substantive writing and it asks the right questions. Governor Palin’s skills in writing are incredible and I appreciate how her thoughtfulness can make a small facebook post into a national discussion.

    • NYConservative

      Her tongue in cheek barbs and snark are really impressive, getting the point across with STYLE.

    • ellebb

      Perhaps Piper wrote it? /sarc

    • Pete Petretich

      I especially hope it zings around the world to our active duty military. This is a classic example of doing an end-around of the MSM, then they will rush like a heard to catch up.

      • Cathy

        I know that the Navy wives can email their husbands aboard ship. I don’t know what arrangements are available to the other branches. Wives get busy!

  • Dan C

    Great post.

  • Patrocles

    Excellent! Sarah is sticking to the important issues while the state-run media wallows in the gutter (as usual).

    I’ve got to wonder where the anti-war activists are. All I heard from them during the Bush years was how Iraq was an illegal war but I don’t hear the same from them now. Bush got approval from the Congress to invade Iraq, Obama couldn’t be bothered with getting approval. How can getting approval for a military action be considered an illegal war but not getting approval for military action not be considered an illegal war?

    Perhaps they are ok with it because it is their guy who is doing it. No that would be crazy! I’m sure they’re just busy with other things or something.

    • ljmesq

      Patrick, because liberals are fundamentally hypocrites. They have no core values, so it’s nothing for them to flip-flop. Remember, we’ve always been at war with Eurasia.

    • tingale12

      Cindy Sheehan, must be on leave of absence. Or, she is being paid to shut up by the impostors handlers.

    • Carmelo Junior

      Sarah will rock those debates and primaries, you bet cha! While Chump will be looking like the clown he is but taking down Romney and Huckabee in the process.

  • UnhyphenatedAmericanVet

    Sarah, I think you are having fun here…I imagined you sitting there and laughing while writing this note while highlighting the serious issues of the day, your eyes sparkling like the last Hannity interveiw when he asked you about Mr T’s opinions…have a great day and G-d Bless.

  • RefudiateGOPe
  • Steven

    The President in Waiting (Our Shadow President) has spoken! As always prescient and to the point and always able to deliver the debilitating blow that gets Obama to react in some way every time. Amazing woman.

    Keep it up Sarah, as we await your announcement!

    • Carmelo Junior

      There is still people saying she is not going to run….

  • Western

    Brilliant post.
    Concise, on-message, and lethal criticisms of Pres. Obama’s decisions.

  • NYConservative

    Ohhhh that`s gonna leave a mark…a BIG one. God bless Sarah and her clarion call to sanity.

  • Guest

    Great facebook post!

  • AndreaB

    Fox Nation has the facebook post up so head on over and click on Fire Up. They called it a "blistering" post. He he!!

    • ljmesq

      A commenter over there had this to say: "Obama will be the first President to leave office and immediately, be placed on the terrorist watch list".

  • Jasmine Clark

    oh… my… gosh!!!
    i know i say this every time but that was a SMACKDOWN!!! that was an even bigger smackdown than usual!!! that was amazing!!! she isn’t holding back and hit him HARD. that’s the kind of pres we need.
    if she isn’t the next president i am going to be SO ANGRY!!!!! and i’d like to ask republicans who have other first choices for president what is so great about them that is better than sarah!! i’m waiting!!! this is clearly the best choice!! hard-hitting!! NIGHTSTICK. BAYONETS. XD (yes, i said bayonets)

    • gcml

      I love your follow up comments as always. :)

      • Jasmine Clark

        you do?!!! thanks <333333333333333333333

  • AmsterdamExpat

    Oh yes, that was on par with the Madison speech — this is an assault of the sort I want to see on O, all the time from now until the election!

    And the spectre of Caligula even put in an appearance! What more can I ask for … ?

    • NYConservative

      I think you will NOT be disappointed with Sarah`s dismemberment of the 0bama regime`s FAILings , gloves are off and she`s just beginning to clear her throat methinks.

      • ReneePA

        Weeeeee! This is going to be so much fun!

    • unseen1

      i think it was a reference to NERO.

      • AmsterdamExpat

        You’re correct, that was a slip on my part (Caligula is so much more evocative, and then — it just occurs to me — there’s the meaning of the word "nero" in Italian).

        In any event, it will be interesting when some day soon a Suetonius records the history of O.

  • Pete Petretich

    Qadafy would have been gone months ago at the hands of his own people, except for Obama’s indecision. He even joked about how Hillary was nagging him to make up his mind.

    At the same time Libyans were being killed, and continue to be killed.

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  • blackbird

    I cannot wait for the presidential debates.

    • technopeasant

      I predict there will be NO more presidential debates in 2012 if Palin is the GOP nominee. Obama will find a way to stonewall over the semantics or logistics of the debate. And the MSM will blame Palin for the debates not being held and continue to accuse her of being an "illegitimate candidate".

      • unseen1

        I concur. The left remembers the Reagan vs Carter Denates like a nightmare. Palin will have to keep enough funds to ensure she can buy a half hour of TV time at the end if Obama bails on the debates.

        However, I think Palin and the GOP can shame him into a debate by saying Obama is afraid to debate a girl……

        You could also have the opposite effect. If the left/Obama really think that Palin is "dumb" they might try to scedule many debates to "show" America the truth. at least that is how Obama’s base will see it.

        So look for many or none.

        • blerch

          The Carter White House was salivating at the prospect of getting Reagan one on one in a debate, as they thought that there was no way Reagan could compete with Carter in an intellectual setting. They believed that debating Reagan would put the nail in his political coffin and assure Carter’s re-election. Obviously, it blew up in their face.

        • Guest

          Look for none. He’s deathly scared of Sarah, and if he can’t destroy her before the debates begin, he’s not going to meet her as an equal. No. 1, she’s a woman, and he’s very dismissive of women. No. 2, she’s been beating him like a British navy drum beat to quarters, and he has not yet found a way to cope with her that will let him meet her face to face, mano a mano. No. 3, he knows her record, and he knows she knows what he doesn’t know. There’s no way he’s going to go head to head with her … unless the debate is rigged.

      • Quiet_Righty

        Obama cannot avoid debating Palin. He’ll be accused of cowardice. Now granted, cowardice is a core characteristic of liberals, but he’s got to overcome it once in a while.

        • Jasmine Clark

          agree, i doubt he can get away with not debating her at least once. although i do think he’ll have a lot of excuses for not debating her more. and the media will take his side of course. example: obama schedules a visit to a children’s hospital on the same day as the debate. (because he’s scared.) and he refuses to debate her because he wants to help children. and the media will say "evil palin doesn’t care about helping dying children" lol. and the conservative media will tell the truth: "obama runs away from palin"!!!

          • Guest

            He’ll blame her for not wanting to debate him just like he’s been blaming Dubya for everything he can think of.

      • blackbird

        Axelrod issues order to LSM before the start of the 2012 debate, no close ups of the president.

        • Guest

          No sweat.

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